Below are comments Juan A. Flecha, AALA President, made at the meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, regarding the March 15 letters that were sent to AALA members.
Board President Zimmer, Board Members, Superintendent King, senior staff, greetings, I am Juan Flecha, President of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles.
I want to thank Superintendent King on behalf of our principals for protecting and ensuring the carryover of school funds for the 2017-18 school year. This is especially important given the news of a possible 21% cut of ESSA funds. Principals are now left with the awesome responsibility of continuing to provide the same level of service and growth towards 100% graduation with less funding yet again.